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Exporting designer List workflow from one site to another

Posted By:Sagar Pardeshi       Posted Date: January 02, 2014    Points: 200    Category: SharePoint    URL: http://www.dotnetspark.com  

Exporting designer List workflow from one site to another


we developed and tested the workflow on a testing environment and now wants to move to the production environment without the need to re-develop the workflow.

The steps to perform this is rather simple:

1.     Export the workflow to Visio.

2.     Edit the VWI archive and delete the configuration file.

3.     Import the workflow back to your destination site.


Steps -1 :

1. Export this file of first site follow this path



2. Select All Export All file.

Steps -2:

11.     Open Second Site in SharePoint Designer  

2.Go this Path  Path


Create some workflow folder of site first name

 3.     site 2  Create a Blank Workflow copy  List ID ,TaskListId,HistoryListID.

 4.     xoml.wfconfig.xml and select Open With, Notepad

5.Find the Association tag and very carefully change the GUIDs so that your migrated List IDs are the same as the "Site 2 List" workflow List IDs

6.  Save the file

7 .     Close SharePoint Designer

8.     Open SharePoint Designer again and open your site

9.     Instead of All Files, this time click on Workflows

10.     Select your workflow

11.     Save the workflow

12.     Publish the workflow


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